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Old 05-07-2018, 09:08 AM
Location: CA
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I am in the very beginning stages of possibly moving to north or south Carolina and looking at Wilmington to start.

My degree is mechanical engineering and I have worked in the commercial construction industry for the last 5 years doing outside sales and project management. (2 separate jobs, not at the same time)

I currently live in San Diego where business is booming! The downtown area is filled with tower cranes building new projects and luxury hotels, healthcare centers etc. I get to live at the beach a few neighborhoods up from downtown and my accounts are all over the place in the county.

My question is- where is that "hub" in coastal North Carolina (or south Carolina for that matter)?? Is there a lot of work going on in downtown Wilmington? Jacksonville?

I am wondering if wilmington would be feasible or if raleigh will have to be my next move. It seems pretty well known that the raleigh job market is good.

Thank you!!
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Old 05-07-2018, 03:12 PM
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Charleston, SC is the most booming coastal economy in the Carolinas. There may be a job for you in Wilmington, but not many. Corning or GE/Hitachi might be looking for mechanical engineers. Also, Manufacturing Methods in Leland.

I'm not aware of any large commercial contractors in Wilmington.
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Old 05-12-2018, 12:55 PM
Location: Morehead City, NC
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divagotstyle07- I live and work in Morehead City, NC. Camp LeJeune in Jacksonville or Cherry Point in Havelock, NC immediately come to mind for mechanical engineer. We also have a large community college system in eastern NC you may want to investigate. I am aware of a few engineering concerns like Stroud Engineering you might want to look into. Stroud Engineering
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